July 27th, 2020

Down side to the new plan

Since I go very few places any more, I really don't need a traditional purse (hand bag to those under 50). So I put mine away. I keep my drivers license in the car so I only need my wallet when I am going someplace that doesn't take Google Pay. I took it last Saturday and used an actual credit card to buy gas. And brought it home. And put it on the kitchen counter and that was the last I remember seeing it.

It's not in the car. No one has used any credit cards. But I have no clue where it is. It's not critical. Everything in it can easily be replaced. Well, kind of easily. It means a week or two without my main credit card. At least I have a backup Visa and Costco card in the car and enough cash on hand to pay the house cleaner next week. My two ATM cards are in the wallet, too.

GRRRRR. Looks like this morning I'll be doing a grid search of the house. And then I need to come up with a better plan. Either go back to a purse which is easier to keep track of because of it's size or get another one of those stupid Tile things. Or something.

My swim this morning was great. The pool has four lanes. Two are set aside for hour long swims and two are four 30 minute swims. All are reserved (and paid for) but almost more often than not, they don't come. Today there was one other hour swimmer who swam for 40 minutes. And then two half hour swimmers so two no shows. I asked the front desk person last week and she said that people pay and don't show up often and people pay $10 for a 30 minute swim and come 10 minutes late. People are weird.

But I have a new swim friend. Red Shorts. I 'met' him last week. He was a 30 minute swimmer and asked me about the hour. Today he had an hour reserved and gave me a hearty 'Good Morning!'. He looks to be about my age. Old people fun.

Of course, since I ordered the replacement hard drive for my TiVo, it has not failed once. Murphy and his friggin' law. The drive isn't here yet but now I need to decide to shelve it or put it in. I'm leaning towards the latter but I'd feel better if it would fail just once more.

Biggie just came running in from the other part of the house with a guilty look on his face. I think he would not be able to carry my wallet if he wanted to so I don't think he's to blame for that but certainly he is no innocent.

The Mariners finally won a game yesterday so for sure the stupid Houston Astros will NOT win 60 games this year so yeah. But, it is clear that we have another year or two before the Mariners will be viable. And that could be 2023 or later. Two games are canceled today because of a coronovirus outbreak in the Marlins team. Iceberg tip, I'm afraid.

In addition to tearing the house apart looking for my fucking wallet, I will likely do laundry today and other assorted regular house stuff. All inside. All with the A/C going. It is 9:30 am here and 72 degrees outside and 92 degrees on my terrace (which faces east so is ow in full sun).

Painful but done

I figure the fastest way to find the wallet would be to replace all the cards. Plus, there's the tiniest of chances that I thew it out with the recycling. I went through the garbage - happily I had emptied on Saturday morning before the wallet disappeared so it wasn't too bad a dig.

Hopefully the damn thing will turn up with my $ in it.

Citi Bank - 1 Costco Visa

I could request a replacement online but they canceled it. No clue when the replacement will be here.

Citi Bank - 1 Citi Bank MC

This was a much better experience. Online totally. I requested a replacement, requested a free expedited delivery and got my new number immediately! I was able to use it right away. (And, bonus. But the number itself and the CVV number are way easier to remember than the old one.)

Citi Bank - Debit card

This was the biggest PIA as I had to call and wait on hold But, the nice lady did give me expedited delivery so I should have a replacement tomorrow. Which would be great if there were any compatible ATM's nearby.

BECU Debit card

I was able to do this one via Messenger in their app which was kind of hinky. She asked if I wanted the gold one. I replied ?? my lost card was red. She replied Right, that's the one - the gold one. Whatfuckingever. BECU is not speedy so no telling when I'll see this.

Capital One - again PIA - had to call AND talk to an automated guy. Oh and their expedited service meant being put on hold and paying $6. Nothankyou I only have this card because it pays exorbitant cash back on restaurant and entertainment purchases - haven't seen that action since March.

Humana Insurance card - oddly this was the easiest. I got a copy printed out and a plastic coming the mail and I didn't have to talk to a soul.

And, finally, my old people's bus card. This one is funny. The offices are all closed now. But they do let you get a replacement via snail mail but you have to send a check for $3.00. This means I have to find a checkbook. Zero hurry for this action because I am not getting on a bus any time soon. And they aren't charging for bus rides now anyway. But, I do have something like $20 on the card and I do like getting the old people discount.

The only thing I could not replace is my expired drivers license. I keep my current one in the car but carry the old one around for ID. Oh well. I just need to remember to get the real license out of the glove box if I want to go buy some pot. They are the only people who ever want to see my ID.

I have a visa card in the car, too so if I have to have a card in the next x days, I'll have one. So, now I'm ready for that stupid wallet to show up!

Now I need to go to all the websites and change the credit card. Happily I have a list and it is not long.

and more

I actually went down to the recycle dumpsters to look. Nada. I finished updating all the websites and apps that needed it. I dug out an old Tile and put a new battery in it, found a new (old) wallet and put that tile right in it first thing.

New rule. Wallet stays on the front door (top tray of my mask hook dealie). I can see it from the living room.

I did realize that I had put the second debit card (the Citi Bank one) in the car, just in case. So I did not need to replace that and now it's useless. Oh well. I got the FedEx tracking number for the new one already. Here tomorrow. Now to find an ATM but, wait. The only thing I need to use cash for is the housecleaner. I have enough to pay her next week and by that time, I should have everything replaced. I should not even be carrying around more than $20. Ever.

So now it's time for the wallet to show up.

I did do laundry. No wallet but I do have a very clean Sharpie.

The Mariner game is at 4 today. I have a few todos to do first - like folding all the aforementioned laundry and putting it away. Then it will be game time. We're playing Houston again. I'm tired of them already.